Wednesday, December 24, 2014

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of an adjective or adverb) expressing the highest or a very high degree of a quality (e.g., bravest, most fiercely ). While some might not agree that DAN WESSON are of that description, I've liked them since before CZ-USA took over. DAN WESSON CBOB:Being a COLT 1911 guy up to then, my first DW 1911 was a stainless CBOB with Hakan Pek custom grips.
It shot great, but I did find very quickly I might add, that it was pretty heavy for CCW use. Myself, having come away from 2 years of carrying the big 97B .45 auto. Just couldn't grin and bear the weight of the CBOB, no matter how much I liked it and how sweet it shot for both myself and Nancy.
Cheap Blazer and even Wolf ammo couldn't choke it, and Double Tap was accurate to the extreme!
FAST FORWARD: About6 months ago I had a good look at my small collection of pistols and revolvers. I'd went the gauntlet from Glocks, to Rugers, to CZs, and Magnum Research (MDE, Baby Eagle) to no avail. My early years with a COLT Combat Commander that I carried off-duty as a young patrolman, seemed to have imprinted something in my brain, some 30 years later! I could (and still can) remember shooting it in archaic combat matches and cleaning the clocks of revolver guys and most of those with 1911s ( remember the STAR PDs, I wish I had one now days) and other semi-autos. The hot ammo to have back then was the newly introduced 185 grain Winchester Silvertip JHP. No feeding issues with my stock as stove COLT, that never saw bullet it didn't like. Well, marriage a kid, a divorce,,,bye by gun collection...you know the rest. THESE DAYS: The pics of the DAN WESSON GUARDIANS ( 9mm, .38 Super, and .45 ACP) take me back a bit to that COLT.
A COLT Lightweight Commander would be my second choice, but a DAN WESSON will usually have more features and according to most experts on the 1911..better quality control. More to follow my friends!

Monday, December 1, 2014

New models for 2015!

HI guys. Among the new models for 2015 in the Dan Wesson and CZ/CZ-USA product lines. There is the Very First pistol from CZ that's Made In America. A basic, no- frills 1911-A1!:
There, a clearly some upgrades over your GI Model 1911, or 1911-A1 pistols, but the $849 Retail price makes it far more affordable for most folks than a DAN WESSON 1911. Here is what CZ-USA has to say about it: "2015 brings the launch of the first pistol made in the USA that bears the CZ name. The CZ 1911 A1 is an homage to the past, a 5” government sized model built as a modern incarnation of the original 1911 A1. That original was adopted into US service in 1924, ‘improving’ on John Moses Browning’s original design. Our version makes several small ‘improvements’ as well, swapping the checkered plastic grips for checkered walnut, adding serrated slide stop, magazine catch and mainspring housing and using a stainless steel barrel. For the sake of the shooter, we elected to forgo the lanyard loop, and added a taller set of sights that are easier to use, with the front dovetailed in so that it can be swapped more easily. Though there are a number of changes, we feel the CZ 1911 is still true enough to the original service pistol to wear the A1 name."
I also like the new VALKYRIE CCO type pistol as well.
A modified CCO or just a new pistol all together?
Like with the 1911-A1, it will be neat to see how this pistol is accepted by the DW or 1911 community. The beautiful Dan Wesson 715 .357 Magnum revolver is also on the 2015 New Products page.
I hope to find out more about these new additions and those like the 75B 40th Anniv pistol and Scorpion 9mm semi-auto. Until next time! Kev

Looking forward to cooler weather. Awesome pic of a P10-C and holster!

Hello. Not much going on . Some .22 shooting, a bit of Scorpion, and mainly looking forward to some cooler weather after a blistering hot ...